ok , thanks
so now im ending up with
square root of 4x^2 x square root of 2x + square root of 2x
how do i get my final answer ? and is that right ?
(which is not actually what you typed)
you are correct.
note that (since x is positive), , also, , and so you have
now the 2's cancel and we have
but , and so, , which gives
or if you prefer
a quick check by differentiating using the chain rule confirms that this is the right answer.
the simplifying may seem daunting, but it depends on how you do it. for example, it probably would have been best if we had not "simplified" the denominator in one of the steps to get . otherwise, with practice, such simplifications should be easy to do quickly